Great White Shark:Carcharodon carcharias
The Great White Shark, Carcharodon carcharias, belongs to the group known as mackerel sharks. Other species in this
group include the salmon shark, shortfin mako, longfin mako, and porbeagle.
All of these are fast-swimming, streamlined hunters; all are thought to be dangerous to man.
The great white shark is one of the most efficient predators on Earth, able to locate its prey
with astounding accuracy and kill it with a single, devastating bite. As the sharks attacks,
its snout lifts out of the way and the upper and lower jaws protrude to align the teeth and
increase biting capacity.
Print Number - GWS028
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Great White Shark Statistics:
Weight: 5,940 - 7,040 lbs
Length: 12 - 25'; Female is usually larger than the male
Sexual Maturity: About 7 Years
Mating Season: Varies With Habitat - Whether it is in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere
Lifespan: 30-50 years
Typical Diet: Fish, Dolphins, Seals, Squid, Sea Turtles, Seabirds, and Whale Carcasses
Number of Young: 1 to 2
Gestation Period: About 12 Months
Birth Interval: Unknown